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Charles Martin
April 26, 1932 - November 14, 2016
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<div itemprop="description">Martin; Charles<br>Born Charles (Charlie, Chum) Martin on April 26, 1932 in East Whitby, Ontario, Charlie passed away at Brampton Civic Hospital on November 14, 2016. Charlie has gone ahead to be with his first wife Marie, deceased on June 9, 1988. He leaves behind his beloved wife Etheleen, son Tim (Louise), daughter Terry Gallagher, step-sons Rick (Gina Forsyth), Grant (Heidi), and step-daughter Connie Mitchell (John Sumner). Also dearly missing him are grandchildren Joy, Nick, Holly, Lindsay (Les), Rob and Tyler (Meaghan) and three great grandchildren, Austin, Aaliyah, Addie . Missed by many nieces and 1 nephew.<br><br>Charlie had a full and varied life . In 1952 he joined the Canadian Army, serving in Korea. Upon his return, Charlie served three years of duty with the Brampton Police Force. Charlie found his life’s calling, joining the Brampton Fire Department in 1965 and initially the Snelgrove Volunteer Fire Brigade. He worked as a firefighter, attaining rank of Captain and founding the Departments Honour Guard as director in 1976 until retirement in 1990, honouring fallen comrade firefighters and at special events.<br><br>A proud and staunch Royal Canadian Legion member at Branch 15 (Brampton) since 1956, Charlie was a firm believer in service to his country and his fellow man. He loved to golf, was a wizard at cards and enjoyed baseball as a pitcher with the Fireballs, lovingly named by Charlie. In later years, he enjoyed travel with Etheleen, and a good book.<br>Visitations will be held at Scott Funeral Home (289 Main Str. N., Brampton , 905- 796- 9321) on Thursday, November 17th from 7 – 9 p.m. and on Friday at 11 a.m. followed by a Funeral Service at 12 p.m. with full honours at Scott Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations to Camp Bucko (a camp for children with severe burns), the Heart and Stroke Foundation, and St. Andrew’s United Church in Georgetown would be greatly appreciated by the family.<br><br><br></div>